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Category: All Categories: Disasters and Rescue: Famous Fires
6 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
Backes, Nancy.  
Historic Fires of America.

Publisher: Waukesha, WI: Country Beautiful Corp., 1973..
1st ed. 12 x 9". Fully illustrated. 208 pp. Near fine. Hard Cover. 9780872940482. ISBN: fires

Appr.: | AUD 17.44 CAD 16.87 EUR 12.00 GBP 9.55 JPY 1,500.00 MXN 187.50 ZAR 163.04 

Purchase direct from: Albatross Books. Item number: 2833.
    
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2.
Burns, Creighton, editor.  
Ash Wednesday... Wednesday, February 16, 1983.

Publisher: The Age, Adelaide, 1983.
"The Ash Wednesday bushfires which swept through a score of towns and villages in southern Victoria in the middle days of February were the worst natural catastrophe to strike the State for more than 50 years. ...As the fires flared across the State, reporters and photographers of "The Age" fanned out to report the drama, the tragedy [over 70 deaths; over 1700 houses burnt; hundreds of thousands of sheep & cattle], and the pathos of it all." "All Profits for the Victorian and South Australian Bushfire Appeals." [96] p., b/w & color photos, 27.5 cm.; color pictorial wraps; minor wear; good+. 34547.

Appr.: | AUD 11.63 CAD 11.25 EUR 8.00 GBP 6.37 JPY 1,000.00 MXN 125.00 ZAR 108.70 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 34547.
    
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3.
Conwell, Russell Herman, 1843-1925  
History of the Great Fire in Boston November 9 and 10, 1872
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Publisher: Boston, B. B. Russell; Philadelphia, Quaker-City Publishing House; San Francisco, A. L. Bancroft; Detroit... 1873.
312 p., 10 illus. (1 color); 19 cm. The Great Boston Fire of November 9th & 10th, 1872, was Boston's largest urban fire and still ranks as one of the most costly in American History. It consumed about 65 acres and destroyed 776 buildings. Bound in publisher's green cloth, gold stamped, covers worn & frayed; good+. Stock#OB805.

Appr.: | AUD 58.14 CAD 56.24 EUR 40.00 GBP 31.85 JPY 5,000.00 MXN 625.00 ZAR 543.48 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: OB805.
    
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4.
Hult, Ruby El.  
NORTHWEST DISASTER: Avalanche and Fire.
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Publisher: Portland OR: Binfords & Mort (1960), 2nd printing 1973..
ISBN: 0832302244 "First complete narrative of two of the worst disasters ever to occur in the Pacific Northwest", the Wellington Avalanche and the Great Idaho Fire. 228p: black/white photos in-text; 22cm. Appendices, Index. 368g. Very Good (clean, bright, tight, and unmarked; free-front endpaper removed, slight shelfwear). Softcover. Book condition: Very Good.

Appr.: | AUD 15.51 CAD 15.00 EUR 10.67 GBP 8.50 JPY 1,334.00 MXN 166.75 ZAR 145.00 

Purchase direct from: Canterbury Books. Item number: 5066.
    
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5.
Northrop, H. D.  
World's Greatest Calamities: The Baltimore Fire and Chicago Theatre Horror
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Publisher: American Publishing Company, 1904 Beaver Springs, PA.
Book. Book condition: Fair. No Jacket. Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall The Great Baltimore Fire of February 7-8, 1904 destroyed 1500 buildings over an area of 140 acres. The Chicago Theatre fire at the Iroquois Theatre on December 30, 1903 resulted in over 600 deaths, making it the deadliest single-building fire in American history. "Containing thrilling accounts of the most overwhelming disasters of modern times, with graphic descriptions of flames sweeping with resistless fury; narrow escapes from the jaws of death; panic stricken multitudes, etc. With an introduction by J. Hampton Moore, the well-known writer, to which is added a vivid account of the heartrending scenes at the Iroquois theatre, where hundreds of women and children were burned and trampled to death, making the greatest fire horror for centuries. Compiled from stories told by eye witnesses of both these terrible calamities. Profusely illustrated with a great many photographs of thrilling scenes in the fearful catastrophes. To the above is added an account of all great fires for hundreds of years." 474 pages. Book is in FAIR condition. Spotting to covers, aging, wear. No dust jacket.

Appr.: | AUD 17.44 CAD 16.87 EUR 12.00 GBP 9.55 JPY 1,500.00 MXN 187.50 ZAR 163.04 

Purchase direct from: Lenny's Rare Books. Item number: 004911.
    
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6.
O'Hanlon, Joseph.  
Can a Large City Be Destroyed By Fire, and Facts About Conflagrations.

Publisher: Brooklyn NY: Published by author, 1955..
First Edition Trade paperback, about 8.5 inches tall, in red wraps. 54 pages. The author was the retired Assistant Chief of the New York City Fire Department. Small package but a lot of factual information with understandable text on the science involved. The book was printed in Denver by World Press although it is clear it was not published by the company. Clean, bright, sound and unworn. Softcover Softcover Fine

Appr.: | AUD 29.07 CAD 28.12 EUR 20.00 GBP 15.92 JPY 2,500.00 MXN 312.50 ZAR 271.74 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 18520.
    
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